Fun and laughs at pop-tastic Perse Charity Lip Sync Battle

Students and staff let their hair down for a fun-filled night of music and laughs at the annual Perse Charity Lip Sync Battle.

More than £900 was raised for teenage mental health charity Stem4 thanks to a variety of hilarious takes on the biggest names in pop and rock.

The event was compered entirely by students for the first time with Tengyu Zhao, Harry Knight, Edward de Ferrars Green and Awbery Shapiro (all Upper Sixth) keeping the show on the road.

Sixth Form tutors kicked off proceedings as they joined forces to perform Koukou Move and despite their early slot on the bill, they could not be pipped in the award for ‘most horrifying’ act!

From Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood and a mash-up from musicals by the ‘Drama Nerds’ to a Pitch Perfect performance by the ‘Treblemakers’ and the traditional Senior Prefects song-and-dance routine, Sixth Form students provided a series of sensational star turns.

The economics department were on the money with their version of Jessie J’s Price Tag and maths staff strutted their stuff with Mark Ronson hit Uptown Funk.

A side-spitting take on Mr Mister’s eighties classic Broken Wings was served up by Director of Music Ben Wingfield and design & technology teacher Anna Wingfield.

Meanwhile, Head of Sixth Form Guy Couper-Marsh and Head of Upper Sixth Rachel Sharp were joined by maths teacher Lilian Blaxill and Director of Wind Bands Viv Halton to summon the spirit of ABBA.

However, the ‘most innovative’ award went to the computer science department with their jokey spin on Billy Joel’s The Longest Time while dressed in Squid Game outfits.

Form group U6CKB won the ‘most entertaining’ accolade as they donned double denim and cowboy hats for a priceless performance of Timber by Pitbull and Kesha.

Dr Blaxill, who helped organised the event, commented: “We’ve always said it’s the thing The Perse does really badly, really well!

“There was such a variety of performances and different interpretations of songs and it was a really fun night. It’s also great to have raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause.”


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